Actress Jodie Foster came out single
and alluded to sexuality while accepting her Cecil B. DeMille
Lifetime Achievement Award at the Golden Globes on Sunday night.
Foster, who was introduced by Robert
Downey Jr., told the audience that she had a personal declaration to
“While I'm here being all
confessional, I just have the sudden urge to say something I've never
been able to air in public. A declaration that I'm a little nervous
about. Not quite as nervous as my publicist, huh, Jennifer? But,
you know, I'm just going to put it out there. Loud and proud. I'm
going to need your support. I am … single!”
Then, with a more serious tone, she
added: “I already did my coming out about a thousands years ago.
Back in the Stone Age. In those very quaint days when a fragile
young girl would open up to trusted friends, and family, coworkers
and then gradually, proudly, to everyone who knew her.”
Foster, 50, thanked Cydney Bernard,
whom she identified as “my heroic co-parent, my ex-partner in love
but righteous soul sister in life.” Bernard, a production manager,
and Foster were together 20 years and are raising two sons.
Ricky Martin, who came out gay in 2010,
tweeted: “Jody Foster on your terms. It's your time! Not before
nor after. Its when it feels right.”